Delta Police Command Spokesman, DSP Edafe Bright, disclosed this on Tuesday in Warri.
Bright who identified the victim as Mrs. Ibude Celestine, added that she was rescued from her abductors on May 27 in Usiefurun Community, Off Ughelli/Warri Road.
“On May 27, 2021, at about 0845hrs, Dragon Patrol team of the police while on stop and search duty in Ughelli/Warri expressway by Ekrehavwe Community junction intercepted and rescued one Celestine.
“The victim was kidnapped at about 0730hrs of May 27, 2021, in her Lexus Jeep after dropping her kids at school in Okoukoko.
“Based on technical intelligence, Dragon patrol team in conjunction with the Agbarho Divisional patrol team promptly swung into action and moved to Usiefurun Community.
“The vehicle was sighted by the combined teams and the hoodlums on sighting the police abandoned the victim’s Jeep and their operational vehicle and fled into the bush,” he said.
Bright disclosed that one pump action gun and six live cartridges were recovered from the abandoned Honda Pilot Jeep of the hoodlums, adding that efforts were on to arrest the fleeing suspects.